About DataLumos

DataLumos is an ICPSR archive for valuable government data resources. ICPSR has a long commitment to safekeeping and disseminating  US government and other social science data. DataLumos accepts deposits of public data resources from the community and  recommendations of public data resources that ICPSR itself might add to DataLumos.

Here's how to help:

  1. Search to see if the data are already part of DataLumos
  2. If the data are not already archived at DataLumos, sharing data involves these easy steps:
    • Name project: Title the data accurately and descriptively, preferably using the exact title provided by the  agency originally issuing the data.
    • Upload and describe files: Upload data and documentation files and enter additional metadata (information  about the data) to make it easier to find and more useful to others.
    • Publish Data: Submit the files to DataLumos for preservation and dissemination. 

About ICPSR: We are an international consortium of more than 760 academic institutions and research organizations. ICPSR  provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.  ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences, including 16 specialized collections  of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.


Thank you for assisting ICPSR in its over 50-year quest to illuminate data for researchers and the public now and into the future.